- August 4 to 17, 2024


South Korea
Year(s) at MISQA
Quartet members

Violin: Wonhee Bae

Violin: Yoona Ha

Viola: Jiwon Kim

Cello: Ye-Eun Heo


Winner of the First prize, the Mozart and Beethoven prizes, the Esterhazy Foundation Prize at the 2018 London Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the Esmé was also awarded the MISQA prize of this prestigious event.
Formed in 2016, the Esmé quartet was rewarded early on with the third prize at the 2017 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and the Audience prize at the 2018 Irene-Steels Wilsing String Quartet Competition.
Inspired and guided in masterclasses with artists such as Günter Pichler, Jonathan Brown and Eberhard Feltz, the Esmé is currently studying at the Academy of Music of Lübeck under the tutelage of Heime Müller.